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How to Set the Equalizer for Specific Genres, Songs, & Albums in iTunes

Mar 25, 2013 - 2 Comments
Set equalizer for a music genre in iTunes

Unless an entire music library consists of only a single genre of music, it’s fairly rare to have find one equalizer setting for your iTunes collection to rule every single song or album. Sure there are some pretty good general settings, and the preset options are great too, but for the best experience with diverse … Read More

Use the White EarBuds to Control iTunes in Mac OS X

Mar 11, 2013 - 8 Comments
Control iTunes in Mac OS X from Apple earphones

You probably know the white earbuds that come with iPhones and iPods can control music volume and skip songs on your iOS devices, even take pictures or summon Siri, but did you know those famous white Apple earbuds can also control iTunes on the Mac? Yup, the white in-ear headphones are useful far beyond iOS, … Read More

Get More Specific iOS Device Storage Info from iTunes

Feb 26, 2013 - 6 Comments
Audio and song info

Did you know you can get detailed information about what is stored on your iOS devices right from iTunes? The little colorful bar shown at the bottom of iTunes can reveal more specific info about storage capacity, including count totals for each respective category. This can be useful info to know if you’re looking to … Read More

Wi-Fi Sync Not Working? Here’s How to Fix it for All iOS Devices

Feb 17, 2013 - 42 Comments
Apple Mobile Device service

One of the best general iOS features is wifi syncing, which, just as the name implies, allows you to sync content, data, pictures, music, whatever, to and from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and a computer running iTunes, without ever connecting the device with a USB cable. Of course, this feature is only useful … Read More

iTunes Library Locations & How To Quickly Find iTunes Songs on a Computer

Feb 16, 2013 - 9 Comments
Show iTunes song in the file system instantly

Assuming you keep iTunes on the default setting and let the app manage your music files and songs, iTunes will store all of your media nicely in the Music directory of your home folder, with each song kept in a folder according to the album and album artist. Though you’ll usually never need to directly … Read More

Stream iTunes Music to Multiple Devices with AirPlay

Feb 3, 2013 - 3 Comments
Stream iTunes music to multiple devices with AirPlay

AirPlay and iTunes let you stream music to multiple devices simultaneously. This means you can have the same music playing on your desktop computer in sync with devices in other locations, like an iPhone or iPod touch connected to a speaker dock, an Apple TV in the living room, a media center running XBMC, or … Read More

Get the Classic iTunes Search List Style Back in iTunes 11

Jan 25, 2013 - 17 Comments
Fix iTunes Search to show classic results style

A lot of things changed when the latest version of iTunes was released, much of which represented user interface and behavior changes that weren’t always popular. For many of us, the best solution of handling the new UI was to basically revert the changes to make iTunes look normal and familiar again, and we’re about … Read More

Easily Add Password Protection to Shared iTunes Libraries & Playlists

Jan 5, 2013 - 2 Comments
Add Password Protection to iTunes Sharing

iTunes Home Sharing is a great way to share music libraries and playlists with others, but if you don’t want everyone to be able to sort through the shared library, you can easily require a password in order to access the shared playlists. This is perfect for situations where some content may be explicit and … Read More

Stream Radio and Access Podcasts in iTunes 11

Dec 19, 2012 - 2 Comments
Show Podcasts and Streaming Radio in iTunes again

Streaming Radio and podcasts are great features that are still around in iTunes 11, but along with much else the two have been shuffled around slightly, and in some cases aren’t visible by default for whatever reason. For Radio, check to see if the “Radio” tab is accessible. That will be found within the Music … Read More

Show Duplicate Songs with iTunes 11

Dec 14, 2012 - 6 Comments
Show Duplicate Songs in iTunes 11

The ability to quickly find duplicate items in iTunes libraries is back in the latest version of iTunes 11 for both Mac OS X and Windows. First things first, you’ll need to update to iTunes 11.0.1 before attempting to use the feature again. Update to the newest version either through iTunes itself, or through Software … Read More

Redeem App Store & iTunes Gift Cards Using a Computer Camera

Dec 10, 2012 - 7 Comments
Redeem app store gift card with a camera

One of the better little feature of iTunes 11 is the addition of a new ability that lets you redeem gift cards for the App Store and iTunes Store using nothing but the built-in camera of a computer. This is much better than typing in the random numbers which is fairly easy to mess up, … Read More

Add Music to iPhone or iPod Wirelessly Without Syncing iTunes

Dec 9, 2012 - 15 Comments
Add music to iPhone wirelessly

If you want to be able to transfer music to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wirelessly and without syncing everything on the device with iTunes, you’ll need to turn on iTunes Wi-Fi Sync. Yes, you read that correctly, in order to add a song to an iPhone (iPod, etc) wirelessly and without syncing the … Read More

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